South Korean singer-songwriter BIBI has confirmed he will star in an upcoming film alongside lead actor Song Joong-ki, who helmed last year’s hit action drama Vincenzo.
On September 23, several news outlets reported that BIBI had been cast in the upcoming film noir. Hwaran (romanized title) with Song. Later that day, the film’s distributor Megabox Plus M confirmed, per Hankuk Ilbothat BIBI would appear in the project.
Hwaran is said to be a film noir revolving around a cast of characters forced to make dangerous and extreme choices to escape their hellish reality.
According The Korea Herald, Song will play Chi-gun, the leader of an underground criminal organization who crosses paths with the film’s protagonist, Yun-kyu (Hong Sa-bin), and his sister, played by BIBI.
The news comes shortly after Netflix shared that BIBI has stepped down from her role in the upcoming second season of the doomsday thriller. sweet home, which was originally confirmed a few weeks prior.
Netflix later cited scheduling conflicts as the reason for the change, and revealed that another actress had already taken on the as-yet-unknown role and was in the midst of filming. BIBI is currently gearing up to launch the rollout of her debut studio album “Black: The Lowlife Princess,” which is due out in October.
A pre-release track from the record titled “Animal Farm” and accompanying music video will arrive tomorrow (September 27), in celebration of the singer’s 24th birthday.
As shared in an interview with Twitch streamer Joo Ho-min, the album will be accompanied by a series of music videos and a webtoon, which will play a role in building the narrative of “Noir: The Lowlife Princess.”
In addition to the upcoming release, BIBI has been announced as part of Asian-American label 88rising’s Head In The Clouds music festival line-up in Jakarta, which will take place in December. The lineup also includes K-pop girl group (G)I-DLE, GOT7’s Jackson Wang and former Day6 member eaJ.